PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room email@example.com or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|HENNEBURY, Patrick||Point May, Burin District||4943||31||Richard Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTTON, Eleazar||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5283||20||William James Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Eleazor|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4457||19||Albert Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|HEWLETT, Llewelyn||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||6286||18||Charlie Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Enos||New Bay, Twillingate District||8152||Joseph Budgel (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip John||14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||369||33||Maud Grouchy (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURNEW, George Robert||Curling, St. George District||1587||Charles Curnew (o)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 24, 1916|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4008||20||John Power (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BATTEN, Harold R.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4378||19||Samuel Batten (p)||Teaching||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|FROST, John Albert Victor||St. John's||1149||18||Annie E. Frost (p)||Annie E. Frost (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|HYNES, Harry||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1621||20||Esau Hynes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENDALL, Archibald Roy||70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2921||25||Mrs. George Peters (o)||Professional musician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Augustus||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1399||22||Helen Penney (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HYNES, Lawrence||Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District||8015||27||Martina Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOBBS, Charles||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||4284||24||John Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 9, 1918|
|WHITTLE, Martin Augustus.||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2347||18||Peter Whittle (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Herman W.||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||0-280 - 3398||20||Jacob Quinton (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5785||19||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Alfred||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district||8213||20||William Barnes||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NORMAN, Walter H.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2662||20||Nathan Norman (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 27, 1917|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Wesley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3401||20||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARNES, Harold||Belleoram, Fortune District||6158||23||Albert Barnes (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8318||20||Lawrence O'Brien (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Elam||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2501||20||Joseph Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3485||24||Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANVILLE, Harry||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5439||20||Robert Granville (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.|